A Small MAC Staples Haul and a Blot Powder Rant

These are MAC staples that I bought a few weeks ago: Blot Powder Loose in Medium (S$36), Blot Powder Pressed in Medium (S$36), Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer in NW20 (S$27) and the popular Brush Cleaner (S$18). Don’t those bubbles look lava lamp-groovy in the photo? ;)

A staple for years, MAC Blot Powder is one of the brand’s best-selling and distinct items. I like that it doesn’t have heavy coverage, yet does what it’s supposed to: set a face and control the oilies without drying, caking or creasing.

To my dismay, I recently learnt that Blot Powder Loose has been discontinued (hence the double purchase). I hope MAC replaces it with something good or make Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder permanent. With its incredibly finely-milled texture, the latter is touted to be the equivalent of a high definition powder.

I usually set my makeup at home with the loose version and touch up with the pressed one. I do have a rant regarding the latter: it breaks up far too easily and I’ve had more than one disintegrate in the pan. Fortunately, all is not lost – I crush up the fragments and use the resulting mix like I would a loose powder. This isn’t ideal though, as the crushed powder is naturally not as fine as a true loose powder.

It’s wise to be gentle with this compact and not push the plastic protector too hard to get to the product.


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